Published On: Sun, Jan 27th, 2013

Elbit Systems Gets $35 Million Order from Israeli Ministry of Defense

New order to develop advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems features to be delivered over three years.

by Ronit Goodman /

Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s largest non-government defense company, said today it received a contract valued at $35 million from Israel’s Ministry of Defense to develop advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including the quick re-configuration of the UAS’ payloads.

The order, which will be supplied over three years, is in addition to other contracts awarded by the Ministry of Defense in 2012 worth approximately $90 million, including the supply of Hermes 900 UAS and maintenance services.

“This development contract reflects the trust and recognition of our technological capabilities and further strengthens our long-term strategic cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (“IDF”) in the UAS field, ” said Elad Aharonson, general manager of Elbit’s UAS division.

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About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.

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